TTC’s Scarborough Line 3 Permanently Closed

The TTC has announced it is ending service on Line 3 in Scarborough, months earlier than originally scheduled.

Service was to end November 18 but was suspended following a derailment south of Ellesmere Station in July.

At that time, Line 3 was replaced with frequent shuttle bus service.

A review is underway, but given the time it will take to complete, the decision was made to permanently close the line and begin to implement elements of the replacement plan.

TTC and City of Toronto staff had already been working toward a November 19 start for the full bus replacement of the 6.4 kilometre SRT before the derailment occurred. 

The November replacement plan includes running frequent express shuttle bus service between Scarborough Centre and Kennedy stations southbound via Midland Avenue and northbound via Kennedy Road.

Other features such as red painted lanes, new queue-jump lanes and signal priority to allow buses quicker movement through mixed traffic will be rolled out over the next three months.

Upon completion of a new bus terminal at Kennedy Station in November, eight bus routes will be extended to Kennedy Station, eliminating the need to transfer.

The TTC says the move ‘’will give thousands of customers in a large part of Scarborough a direct connection to the Line 2 subway.’’

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